Seattle Public Schools

Join a Community Forum to help SPS Select an Accessible Emergency System

Summary: Help select a new emergency system for SPS schools that is accessible for our students, staff, and families!

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accessible Emergency System Forum Feb. 27 at TOPS K-8

What: Accessible emergency system vendors Alertus and Telecor will present a live demonstration of their equipment
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4-8 p.m.
Where: TOPS K-8 Library, 2500 Franklin E. Seattle, WA 98102,
Unable to join in-person? Join us via Zoom. Meeting ID: 783 325 6131

Food/snacks and ASL interpreters provided. 

About the Selection of an Accessible Emergency System

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is working to improve alert systems districtwide so that deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind students and adults in classrooms have access to immediate emergency alert information.

The district has committed to ensuring all 106 SPS schools have accessible emergency alerts in the future, starting with TOPS K-8 and Roosevelt High School where the D/HH programs are housed. Both schools will have systems in place by the start of the 2024-25 school year.

SPS, with help of emergency alert consultants, have identified potential vendors for this project and are seeking guidance from the community about which to choose. Two preferred vendors have been chosen to present their accessible emergency systems to SPS families. Representatives from both companies will provide an explanation of their equipment and features, and there will be opportunities to ask questions. You’re invited to join the conversation to help find the best system to keep our students, staff, and community safe.



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